Religion Quotes

Genius without religion is only a lamp on the outer gate of a palace; it may serve to cast a gleam on those that are without while the inhabitant sits in darkness.
Hannah More
Man without religion is the creature of circumstances.
Augustus Hare

John adams - we have no government armed with power capable of...
Voltaire - since the whole affair had become one of...
If your religion does not make you holy, it will damn you. It is simply painted pageantry to go to hell in.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
There is no religion higher than the truth.
H Hahn Blavatsky

Abraham lincoln, (attributed) - when i do good, i feel good; when i do bad, i...
Calling Atheism a religion is like calling bald a hair color.
Don Hirschberg
Then he saw also that it matters little what profession, whether of religion or irreligion, a man may make, provided only he follows it out with charitable inconsistency, and without insisting on it to the bitter end. It is in the uncompromisingness with which dogma is held and not in the dogma or want of dogma that the danger lies.
Samuel Butler, The Way of All Flesh
When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.
Anais Nin
Lakes, rivers, streams... all are water and all travel to the same destination. So it is with religion.
Muhammed Ali, in a television interview
The fact that astronomies change while the stars abide is a true analogy of every realm of human life and thought, religion not least of all. No existent theology can be a final formulation of spiritual truth.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
Mortification from a self - Strength, carried on by ways of self - Invention, unto the end of a self - Righteousness, is the soul and substnace of all false religion in the world.
John Owen
Give a man religion without reminding him of his filth, and the result will be arrogance in a three - Piece suit. Max Lucado.
Max Lucado, The Applause of Heaven
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the unlimitable superior who reveals Himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble minds. That deeply emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
Albert Einstein
Just as there is a lower carelessness which means death to the soul, so there is a higher carelessness which is the supreme gift of religion. We must all at length rest back upon God.
W. E. Orchard
The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something and tell what it saw in a plain way. Hundreds of people can talk for one who can think, but thousands can think for one who can see. To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion, all in one.
John Ruskin
The price of freedom of religion, or of speech, or of the press, is that we must put up with a good deal of rubbish.
Robert Jackson
Difference of opinion is helpful in religion.
Thomas Jefferson
Religion is a man using a divining rod. Philosophy is a man using a pick and shovel.
Author Unknown
We do not destroy religion by destroying superstition.
Cicero
Most religions do not make men better, only warier.
Elias Canetti
Truth, in matters of religion, is simply the opinion that has survived.
Oscar Wilde
Who does not see that the same authority which can establish Christianity, in exclusion of all other religions, may establish with the same ease any particular sect of Christians, in exclusion of all other sects.
James Madison
Some people are that - More than a parent, more than a role model, more than anything less than a religion.
Margaret Cho, weblog, 05 - 04 - 04
Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.
Pope John Paul II (Karol Wojtyla), James Reston, Galileo, A Life, HarperCollins, NY, 1994, p 461.
All human beings have an innate need to hear and tell stories and to have a story to live by... religion, whatever else it has done, has provided one of the main ways of meeting this abiding need.
Harvey Cox
Religion is meant to be bread for daily use, not cake for special occasions.
Author Unknown
The artist needs no religion beyond his work.
Elbert Hubbard
Morality, taken as apart from religion, is but another name for decency in sin. It is just that negative species of virtue which consists in not doing what is scandalously depraved and wicked. But there is no heart of holy principle in it, any more than there is in the grosser sin.
Horace Bushnell
The tendancy of liberals is to create bodies of men and women - Of all classes - Detached from tradition, alienated from religion, and susceptible to mass suggestion - Mob rule. And a mob will be no less a mob if it is well fed, well clothed, well housed, and well disciplined.
George Eliot
There is no cure for the pride of a virtuous nation but pure religion.
Reinhold Niebuh
Truth, in the matters of religion, is simply the opinion that has survived.
Oscar Wilde
All who think cannot but see there is a sanction like that of religion which binds us in partnership in the serious work of the world.
John Hay
Religion is the opiate of the masses.
Karl Marx, Urban Dictionary, under "Religion".
Religion is confining and imprisoning and toxic because it is based on ideology and dogma. But spirituality is redeeming and universal.
Deepak Chopra
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
Albert Einstein
Religion is the fashionable substitute for belief.
Oscar Wilde
To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.
Jorge Luis Borges
Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.
Sigmund Freud